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Fresno police arrested 22-year-old Christopher Jordan, right, in the shooting death of Deisha Guzman, 20, on Sunday morning. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno police arrested a 22-year-old man in the shooting death of 20-year-old Deisha Guzman at a Hampton Inn on Sunday morning.

According to a police department news release, Guzman’s boyfriend, Christopher Jordan shot and killed her while mishandling his Glock model 19 handgun.

After interviewing Jordan, officers arrested him for involuntary manslaughter and negligent discharge of a firearm on Sunday evening. He was booked into Fresno County Jail, where his bond totals $15 million.

Officers responded to the hotel in the 300 block of East Fir Avenue after receiving a call about a gunshot victim. EMS took Guzman to Saint Agnes Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 9:41 a.m.

Alleged Shooter Changed His Story

According to investigators, Jordan said that Guzman accidentally shot herself. But, after further questioning, he admitted firing the gun and striking Guzman, who was on a couch.

Jordan told the officers that he believed the Glock was unloaded because he had removed the magazine before handling the gun, according to the news release.

Glock model 19 handgun

Fresno police say that this Glock model 19 handgun was used in the homicide of Deisha Guzman, 20, of Fresno on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Fresno PD)

Investigators Seek Tips

Officials say the investigation into Guzman’s homicide is ongoing.

Anyone with information can anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867) or Fresno police detectives J. Baroni (559-621-2515) and M. Alvarez (559-621-2441).


Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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